Yesterday afternoon, I cooked half a dozen chicken backs until the meat was falling from the bones. I then spent an hour or so separating the meat, saving the broth and discarding bones. A messy, greasy job but I now have lots of chicken broth for soups and stews, small bits of chicken to be made into noodle soup (my husband's favourite) and larger bits for casseroles.
This morning I made zucchini soup. It is my own recipe and has ginger and garlic in it plus lots of vegetables. I may add a bit of curry powder simply because I love the smell. Our little backwoods home now has a lovely aroma reaching every room. I am looking forward to cooking this on the wood stove in the big heavy stock pot.
I have made a lot of progress on my wedding quilt and am now working on the alternate blocks. Of course, I have changed my mind a couple of times about colour but it is coming along. I will get at it after lunch.
My husband is outside working on the addition. It takes a lot of time when you are doing it on your own but he is making progress. I am trying not to think about how lovely it will be setting up my studio in a nice big room. I am also looking forward to decorating the spare bedroom for future company. I am going to put my scrappy heart quilt on the bed.
If you would like a copy of my soup recipe, send me a note at: firstname.lastname@example.org.